so it goes

“We learned in the past, but we are not a result of that. We suffered in the past, loved in the past, cried and laughed in the past, but that’s of no use to the present. The present has its challenges, its good and bad side. We can neither blame nor be grateful to the past for what is happening now. Each new experience of love has nothing whatsoever to do with past experiences. It’s always new.” — Aleph, Paulo Coelho

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Posted on 13 April, 2014
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Tagged #love  #Kurt Vonnegut  #quotes  

Posted on 13 April, 2014
Reblogged from 20something-blather  

"Dante’s poem, Langdon was now reminded, was not so much about the misery of hell as it was about the power of the human spirit to endure any challenge, no matter how daunting."

—  Inferno, Dan Brown

Tagged #books  #reading  #quotes  #dan brown  #human spirit  #inferno  

Posted on 13 April, 2014

"Denial is a crucial part of the human coping mechanism. Without it, we would all wake up terrified every morning about all the ways we could die. Instead, our minds block out our existential fears by focusing on stresses we can handle-like getting to work on time or paying our taxes. If we have wider, existential fears, we jettison them very quickly, refocusing on simple tasks and daily trivialities."

—  Inferno, Dan Brown

Tagged #books  #reading  #quotes  #dan brown  #denial  #inferno  

Posted on 13 April, 2014

"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."

—  Inferno, Dan Brown

Tagged #books  #reading  #quotes  #dan brown  #inferno  

Posted on 13 April, 2014

Inferno, Dan Brown: 
I’ve always been a fan of the Robert Langdon books, but I was fairly disappointed by Dan Brown’s last book, The Lost Symbol. So much so that I put off reading Inferno for a long time, afraid of more disappointment. Luckily Inferno is fantastic, and Dan Brown has recaptured the genius of Angels and Demons. 
My favorite part about this particular Robert Langdon adventure is that Longdon ends up having to use much more than just his knowledge of art history to figure out this mystery that spans the European continent. There’s also a deep understand of Dante’s Inferno required, which gives a nice layer of complexity that I think some of Brown’s previous novels lack. 
It seems like Dan Brown was fighting against his formula while writing Infero. The whole Langdon-gets-call, Langdon-finds-pretty-girl, Langdon-uses-knowledge-of-art, Langdon-saves-the-world approach is a little tired. So I was excited when the book immediately strayed from the pattern. He has amnesia? Instantly more intriguing than Langdon being a know-it-all. 
I really liked Langdon’s leading lady, Sienna Brooks as well. She was complex, and wasn’t charmed by Langdon’s pretentious flirtation. For once I cared more about what the secondary character thought, I wanted to know what her opinion was and how she thought all the pieces were fitting together. Her backstory is compelling and surprising, which makes her a fully fleshed out character instead of arm candy. 
While I was pleasantly surprised by the twist at the end of the book, I wasn’t particularly happy with it. It felt a bit like Dan Brown sat down and said ok… what would be the MOST shocking thing I could to do end this book? What happens makes sense, but I’m not positive it was the best choice. 
Overall, it’s a thrilling read and (like always) it makes you want to hop a plane to Europe and solve mysteries. It’s engaging, well written, and full of history. Even if it’s a little predictable, it is well worth the time. Looking forward to the next one. 

Inferno, Dan Brown: 

I’ve always been a fan of the Robert Langdon books, but I was fairly disappointed by Dan Brown’s last book, The Lost Symbol. So much so that I put off reading Inferno for a long time, afraid of more disappointment. Luckily Inferno is fantastic, and Dan Brown has recaptured the genius of Angels and Demons. 

My favorite part about this particular Robert Langdon adventure is that Longdon ends up having to use much more than just his knowledge of art history to figure out this mystery that spans the European continent. There’s also a deep understand of Dante’s Inferno required, which gives a nice layer of complexity that I think some of Brown’s previous novels lack. 

It seems like Dan Brown was fighting against his formula while writing Infero. The whole Langdon-gets-call, Langdon-finds-pretty-girl, Langdon-uses-knowledge-of-art, Langdon-saves-the-world approach is a little tired. So I was excited when the book immediately strayed from the pattern. He has amnesia? Instantly more intriguing than Langdon being a know-it-all. 

I really liked Langdon’s leading lady, Sienna Brooks as well. She was complex, and wasn’t charmed by Langdon’s pretentious flirtation. For once I cared more about what the secondary character thought, I wanted to know what her opinion was and how she thought all the pieces were fitting together. Her backstory is compelling and surprising, which makes her a fully fleshed out character instead of arm candy. 

While I was pleasantly surprised by the twist at the end of the book, I wasn’t particularly happy with it. It felt a bit like Dan Brown sat down and said ok… what would be the MOST shocking thing I could to do end this book? What happens makes sense, but I’m not positive it was the best choice. 

Overall, it’s a thrilling read and (like always) it makes you want to hop a plane to Europe and solve mysteries. It’s engaging, well written, and full of history. Even if it’s a little predictable, it is well worth the time. Looking forward to the next one. 

Tagged #book review  #books  #reading  #dan brown  #robert langdon  #inferno  

Posted on 13 April, 2014

mishasminions:

drunkenwords:

Supernatural Cast Impersonations

I DARE YOU TO FIND A BETTER CAST. I DARE YOU.

Posted on 13 April, 2014
Reblogged from iquoththeraven-nevermore  Source drunkenwords

I’m very British at heart. When I come to England I say I’m coming home, and then it’s funny when I leave England to go back to LA I also say I’m going back home. So I feel like both places are home, but there’s something about being here that I just feel is so much a part of who I am, and even though I sound American, I love Marmite and beans on toast and tea. I still say the ‘car boot’ and ‘the loo’, I still use a lot of words where people in LA ask ‘what did you just say?’. So I do feel very, very British.

Tagged #lily collins  #cutie  

Posted on 13 April, 2014
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"so that’s it? you just wanna give up?"

Tagged #ouat  #all the cries  #regina  #stop  

Posted on 13 April, 2014
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bookoisseur:

jessehimself:

fuckyeahginatorres:
When I became an actress I quickly realize that the world liked their latinos to look Italian. Not like me. So I wasn’t going up for Latina parts. I was going up for African American parts. […] 
Regardless of the fact that I spoke the language better and understood the culture better, those [stereotypical latina] weren’t the parts that…I could take seriously. Suddenly you have to explain why I look how I look. And then it gets complicated. And nobody wants complicated.
Gina Torres | Black Latino 

She’s so pretty.

bookoisseur:

jessehimself:

fuckyeahginatorres:

When I became an actress I quickly realize that the world liked their latinos to look Italian. Not like me. So I wasn’t going up for Latina parts. I was going up for African American parts. […]

Regardless of the fact that I spoke the language better and understood the culture better, those [stereotypical latina] weren’t the parts that…I could take seriously. Suddenly you have to explain why I look how I look. And then it gets complicated. And nobody wants complicated.

Gina Torres | Black Latino

She’s so pretty.

Posted on 13 April, 2014
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Posted on 13 April, 2014
Reblogged from bookoisseur  Source dubbledeckerbus

eagerly awaitingthe maze runner

Tagged #the maze runner  #yes!  

Posted on 13 April, 2014
Reblogged from ender-andrew-wiggin  Source shuckitnewt

markoruffalo:

people who think steve rogers is a boring character probably didn’t watch the same movies

Tagged #captain america  #<3  #steve rogers  #be my lover  

Posted on 13 April, 2014
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Tagged #btvs  

Posted on 10 April, 2014
Reblogged from boredn0w  Source marilynmay

Tagged #breaking bad  #yeeeeeeeeeeees  #always  

Posted on 10 April, 2014
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